Yorkey Dads was set up at the start 2016 by Jack, Mike, Dan & Mike.  We realised that there were a lot of support groups on Facebook for mums and females carers but not much in the way of support dads.  We decided to set up Yorkey Dads initially as a support mechanism for dads and male carers alike.  Somewhere that dads could feel confident in opening up, asking for support and meeting dads in similar situations.  Throughout 2016 and 2017 the group has grown to over 350 members and has held 2 successfully yearly events and regular weekly events supported by City of York Council and The Joseph Roundtree Foundation.  In December, Yorkey Dads won the prestigious "Spirit Of York" Award at the City of York Council VIP Awards.

Committee Members
Jack Woodhams



Jack's interests are rugby, going to the gym and spending time with his kids.  Jack has two kids aged 4 and 3. 

Mike Hassell



Mike's interests are Formula 1, football, gaming and is a huge Star Wars fan. He has two kids aged 4 and 1.

Mike Hewitt



Mike enjoys rugby, football and travelling.  He has has three kids aged 4, 2 and 1.

Dan Braidley



Dan enjoys rugby, mixed martial arts and Doctor Who.  He has two kids aged 8 and 3.

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